New Purchases! : Handbag, Lush & Real Techniques

Hey Internet Friends,

On Saturday I went out shopping with my mother and we did some damage, not the literal damage just of the money variety!
I also went on a teeny trip to lush last week and wanted to share that with you too so Ive decided to combine the two. Hope Thats ok! 🙂

DSC01987New Handbag, Micellar Cleansing Water, Real Techniques Powder Brush, Jersey Bounce Lush, Charcoal Soap Lush, Two Foam Nail Files.

handbagbothKenneth Cole Reaction Handbag 
This was a great bargain from TK Maxx (TJ Maxx in America) and Ive had my eye on one for a while, so when my mum very kindly offered to buy it for me I was so pleased.
Like eyes light up, best day ever excited.
I think this would work lovely as an everyday bag as it isn’t too big and has a large centre pocket and small front pocket for easy access to my phone or other bits and pieces.
Not to mention, its black with silver trim so it will pretty much go with everything.
Super good purchase!

DSC02003Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water
Im fairly sure Im the last person in the beauty community to get my hands on this product, mainly because I just cant believe the hype around ‘fancy water’ but when boots points add up, purchases like this happen.
Im hoping this will be a simple solution to removing make up and cleansing my skin, as this can be something I am really lazy at when Im not in the mood.
Garnier says
Like a magnet, the cleansing agents capture and lift away dirt from the skin. 
No need to rub to remove impurities and make-up.

I shall be testing this product everyday for at least the next week with different make up so if you would like a full review please let me know in the comments.

DSC02021Foam Nail Files
I much prefer foam files to the more rigid files that are available on the market.
I find these a lot easier to work with and bend to get the right nail shape.
One foam file usually lasts me around one month and considering a pack of two is £2 thats pretty good value!

DSC02010Real Techniques Powder Brush
If I’m being completely honest I didn’t really need this brush at all, but my mum purchased a new foundation at the weekend and I was desperate for her to try the Real Techniques Expert Face brush as we all know its wonderful for really buffing in foundation for a flawless finish and it was buy one get one half price.
So my mum got the Expert Face brush and I picked up the powder brush, this is a staple in any collection and I’ll probably use it for just my setting powder and have a nice clean brush just for that.
I imagine the large surface area of the brush will make it perfect for the T Zone and generally setting make up.

DSC02011Lush Purchases

Jersey Bounce Shampoo
What lush says:
Is it time for your hair to bounce back? This honey, linseed and sea salt shampoo is sure to get your hair into the swing of things. Fresh organic lemon juice, hand harvested sea salt and Fair Trade olive oil deliver bounce, shine and an extra bit of TLC to your hair. A trip into the shower with this shampoo is a great way to cleanse the scalp and strengthen your hair. A dose of Fair Trade olive oil will make it easier to comb and shiny to behold. A sumptuous, plumping shampoo for those who want to swing both ways.”

I often visit lush and ask the staff what products they are loving right now and on this occasion the lovely woman suggested Jersey Bounce, she said it has given her hair more volume and just made it look all round healthier so I thought I’d pick it up and give it a try.
The only issue I think I will have with this shampoo is the weird gloopy consistency because of the eggs in it. But, we shall see.

CoalFace Facial Soap
What Lush say:
A gentle soap made with antiseptic rosewood, sandalwood, and absorbent charcoal that can be used on the face and body. Sandalwood oil gives this soap a distinctive earthy fragrance. Charcoal is known for its absorbency, while liquorice root softens the skin and rosewood oil has antiseptic properties. It’s gentle enough for your face, but you can use it all over your body. Simply use as a soap and wash the day off

As readers of my blog will know I have rather oily skin that recently is incredibly prone to spots so it made sense to me that the antiseptic properties in this soap would work well for me, the smell from it is rather masculine so I am hoping this doesn’t linger on the skin.

Hope you guys enjoyed some of my recent purchases, I love sharing stuff like this with you 🙂

Would you like to see any of the above products reviewed more thoroughly?

Have you tried anything I mentioned, what do you think?

Speak Soon,

HollyPop xxx


6 thoughts on “New Purchases! : Handbag, Lush & Real Techniques

  1. a m y p h a m. says:

    Drugstore micellar waters are definitely on my list now. I’ve been seeing positive reviews on Garner and L’oreal micellar waters and I kind of regret spending so much on Bioderma! Oh well, at least I know now. Love RT brushes too 🙂

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